School Counselor

The Keene State College School Counselor programs meet New Hampshire certification competencies for Guidance Counselor (grades K-12). The School Counselor program offers two options:

  • Master of Education with endorsement for NH Department of Education Guidance Counselor (K-12) certification credential
  • Post-Master’s NH-approved certification program with endorsement to the NH Department of Education to confer Guidance Counselor (K-12) certification credential

The KSC School Counselor Program is designed to encourage the development of school counselors who are, as described in the American School Counselor Association National Standards, actively involved in school transformation: “catalysts for educational change…[playing] a leadership role in educational reform” (Campbell and Dahir, 1997, p. 3). The program prepares future school counselors to work as advocates for their students and to create developmental school counseling programs that are comprehensive in nature and focused on equity and success for all students.

The School Counselor Program is field-based; each course requires students to apply course content to a school or counseling context. The program is also sequential in design, with each course providing a base for subsequent courses. Two semester-long School Counseling internships (elementary and secondary) include a weekly seminar and require students to demonstrate mastery level counseling in a school setting.

Click on the links below for detailed information.


3 year plan – M.Ed. School Counselor

Pre-admission Fieldwork

Apply to this program using the Application for Graduate Study in Education

Financing Your Education

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE for the Post-Master’s Certification Program: School Counselor


NH Dept. of Education CERTIFICATION STANDARDS for this program are listed as “School Guidance Counselor”

Please contact the Graduate Studies Office, , for additional information about these programs.